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Setting up one Gateway to failover to a second in the event of an outage

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Mike JohnsonFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have two internet gateways from 2 different service providers, the intention being that if one Internet Gateway went down then interent traffic would route thru the other gateway.  I added persistent route statements to my PC  (using route -p add cmd) and assigned a metric of 1 to the faster connection and and a metric of 10 to the slower one.  In short if the Gateway with a metric of 1 goes down--it does not failover to the other Gateway.  How can I rectify this?


Upon further investigation I have found the failover works on Windows XP boxes but NOT Vista and Windows 7.  What the difference ?
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